Landscapes of the Andean Highlands – 13 day trip
Want to see Peru’s best bits in under a fortnight? This is the trip for you! You’ll tour the capital of Lima, bike through the Sacred Valley and stare in awe at the mesmerising Machu Picchu. From there you’ll take a scenic train ride and end up in Cuzco where you’ll see plenty more Inca ruins. You’ll finish off your stay in Lake Titicaca, the world's highest navigable lake which you'll explore by kayak.
Tour the capital city of Lima and see the sights
Take part in a chocolate workshop
Learn how to make the perfect Pisco Sour
Bike through the Sacred Valley
Visit the awe-inspiring UNESCO World Heritage Site, Machu Picchu
Revel in Inca ruins in Cuzco
Enjoy a stunning train ride from Cuzco to Lake Titicaca
Kayak on the highest navigable lake in the world
This exciting trip to Peru includes international flights, transfers and accommodation. We’ll take care of the boring bits leaving you to make the most of your holiday.
Today is the day – you’re off on your big travel adventure! You’re destined for the capital of Peru, Lima, where you’ll be met and transferred to your accommodation, the Lot Hotel. You’ll spend your time in this metropolis exploring some of the capital's most exciting attractions. Starting at the main square you’ll see the Presidential Palace, the Archbishop’s Palace and Lima Cathedral. After visiting the Aliaga House you’ll head off to Saint Francis’ Church where you will find an epic collection of books and authentic network of catacombs. While in Lima you’ll also enjoy a chocolate workshop and learn how to create the perfect Pisco Sour.
Activity & Adventure
You’re bound for Urubamba, a town in the Sacred Valley region of Peru. While in this region you’ll enjoy a bike ride from Maras to Moray. Along the way you’ll stop to visit San Francisco de Maras, one of the oldest churches outside of Cuzco, and enjoy unforgettable vistas of spectacular mountain glaciers. The next day you’ll take to the waters and kayak at Huaypo Lake while enjoying views of the snowy Andean peaks. You’ll finish up with a tasty lakeside lunch.
Places to Stay
Ready to have your mind blown at one of the best archaeological sites on the planet? Today you’re off to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Machu Picchu. But first you’ll undertake a scenic train ride to Aguas Calientes where you can browse the craft market or enjoy a bite to eat. After a short transfer you’ll reach Machu Picchu where you’ll have plenty of time to explore. Don’t worry if you can’t get any good pictures, you’ll be back the next day where you’ll climb Huayna Picchu which boasts a glorious bird’s-eye view of Machu Picchu.
Places to Stay
After a scenic train ride you’ll be transferred to Cuzco, a city which was once the capital of the Inca Empire. During your stay here you’ll visit the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site, Sacsayhuaman, an impressive 15th century Inca fortress. After marvelling at their engineering you’ll head on to the San Blas neighbourhood where you can check out more striking Inca buildings and local artists. Your last stop is at the religious complex of Coricancha, more commonly known as The Temple of the Sun. Day nine is yours to spend as you please; check out some other Inca sites, learn more about Peru’s most famous plant at the Coca Museum or simply sip a few Pisco Sours and indulge in some Peruvian delicacies.
Places to Stay
General Tour + Activity & Adventure
All aboard! Today you’ll travel to Puno – a lakeside city – by train. Along the way you’ll be swept through charming Peruvian landscapes and tuck into a gourmet Andean lunch. On day 11 you’ll take to the waters of Lake Titicaca for a half day tour of kayaking fun. When you get tired from kayaking on the world’s highest navigable lake you’ll stop off at a sandy beach for a picnic lunch complete with coca tea and traditionally cooked meat and potatoes. Your last full day in Peru is yours to spend as you’d like; arrange a trip to see the floating islands, relax in the regal main square or take in the stunning lakeside scenery.
On Day 13 it’s time to leave Peru and head home to tell all your friends and family about your amazing travel experiences.